Modern Furniture Restorations
This was a unique restoration - a piece that required a bit more than the normal process of stripping and refinishing. This bench arrived literally falling apart and covered in a thick acrylic finish.
Anyone that has refinished or furniture before knows right away, acrylic is a nightmare to remove. Standard solvents simply have no impact on this type of finish.
Disassembly wasn't hard, the bench pretty much fell apart. All the original adhesive was long deteriorated.
The bench was hit (TWICE) with an enzyme based stripping agent. Ironically - these modern paste strippers are environmentally safe and generally people friendly just shy of spreading it on toast. The enzyme with the help of a power washer did the trick and one of the most stubborn finishes we ever encountered was completely removed.
Yes - we said a power washer - and NO this is not our standard process. Given the solid hard red marante used to create this hand carved bench it was capable of surviving such an aggressive method of finish removal..
The final finished bench glows with a new stain and a hand rubbed tung oil finish.
These natural teak chairs were hand made somewhere in Barbados. We disassembled them, cleaned the joints and reassembled them with a little urethane glue. Four coats of teak oil later, they were a nice satin natural finish ready to serve in the elements for another generation.
We can finish your teak outdoor furniture to enhance its appeal and prolong its life.
Two Oak Chairs - Basic oak chairs, one with damage from a child's use of the stretchers as a ladder, the other with a nice example of a dog chew.
Three Maple Tables
These tables are brand new, however they experienced a horrific encounter with a bad finishing effort. The only choice left was to strip them to bare wood and start over.
Cherry Dresser - A "modern" cherry dresser, being only perhaps 40-50 years old, is a youngster compared to most of our portfolio. However, nothing should stop anyone from bringing life back into a well made solid built dresser.
Furniture like this is common in millions of American households, and it is often available at estate and garage sales at bargain prices. You can't buy furniture today that is this well made for the cost of restoring these pieces.
This solid cherry trestle table and matching benches was completely refinished. Twenty years of constant use took their toll, and the original finish was almost gone when we received the pieces.